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Phyllomedusa tomopterna
Tiger-striped Leaf Frog
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Phyllomedusinae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
CITES No CITES Listing
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species’ geographic range extends from southeast Venezuela to French Guiana, Amazon basin in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia. In Venezuela, it has been reported from the States of Bolívar (Reserva Forestal Imataca, and km13 on the road from El Dorado to Santa Elena de Uairén), and Amazonas (base of Cerro de la Neblina, and Mavaca river). Its altitudinal range is 0-500m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

This is an arboreal species living in pristine tropical rainforests, usually found on trees around temporary and semi-temporary pools during the wet season. A specimen from the Gran Sabana region of Venezuela was found calling from a Heliconia leaf near the edge of a temporary pond in the forest after a rain. It lays eggs on leaves and tadpoles develop in pools. At Santa Cecilia, Ecuador, individuals were found at night on bushes and low trees in forest (Duellman, 1978). At Yasuní National Park, Ecuador, specimens have been collected in open areas and floodable forests on shrubs and aquatic edges (Ron, 2001).

Population

It is generally uncommon (common in Suriname).

Population Trend

Stable

Major Threats

Various forms of habitat loss no doubt impact local populations, but overall, this species is not significantly threatened.

Conservation Actions

Several populations are found within protected areas. In Ecuador, its geographic range overlaps with Reserva de Producción de Faunística Cuyabeno, Reserva Biológica Limoncocha, and Parque Nacional Yasuní. The population from Reserva Forestal Imataca in Venezuela has a high risk of becoming endangered once the forest is subject of logging practices and consequent depauperation of the original pristine forest vegetation.

Citation

Enrique La Marca, Claudia Azevedo-Ramos, Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron 2010. Phyllomedusa tomopterna. In: IUCN 2014

 

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